Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology that has the potential to capture up to 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Benefits of CCS include:
- CCS is applicable to industrial sources of carbon dioxide (CO2), not just fossil-fueled power plant.
- CCS is already happening and is creating new jobs.
- Fossil fuel power stations work even when it’s not windy or sunny, so low carbon fossil fuel power stations with CCS are complementary to intermittent renewables and inflexible nuclear energy.
- Disused oil and gas pipelines can be reused to transport carbon dioxide.
Experts predict that the global energy demand will increase by 50 percent by 2030. Even as renewable energies are adopted across the world, CCS can play a crucial role in protecting the environment from carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
For more information about carbon capture visit Carbon Capture Storage Association’s website.